March 25, 2008

Where 2.0 Reveals Programs and Introduces Tutorials: Conference Maps the Future

O'Reilly Media has put emerging technologies on the map for years; the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference shows how to map that future. Conference chair Brady Forrest has revealed the program for the fourth Where 2.0, scheduled for May 12-14 in Burlingame, CA. Attendees can find their way through a rich conference landscape of neogeography, as leading-edge developers show businesses and entrepreneurs where to find the newest and most exciting location apps, platforms, and hardware. For the first time, this year's Where 2.0 will open with a full day of tutorials designed to explore the tools and skills critical to the geospatial industry.

Featured speakers will include Adrian Holovaty, who will discuss his philosophy behind Everyblock, how it developed, and why Everyblock decided to roll their own maps, and Erik Hersman on "Enemies around Every Corner: Mapping in an Activist World."

New speakers join the program daily. Some of the more than 60 featured speakers and sessions already include:

Before the keynotes and sessions even begin, Where 2.0's first day of tutorials will immerse attendees in the skills and tools needed for the future of the geospatial industry. Tutorials will cover topics including "Geo-Ify Your Web Site," "Creating Great Geocontent and Sharing It with Google Maps and Earth," and "Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Make a Simple GPS Game."

Where 2.0 connects participants through:

The exhibit hall will include sponsors and exhibitors demonstrating products and services that will shape the future of GIS. Sponsors and exhibitors include Autodesk, Google, ESRI, Digital Globe, MapQuest, Zvents, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and Poly9.

For more conference information, please visit: http://www.conferences.oreilly.com/where

For complete information on the conference schedule, please visit the Where 2.0 Calendar

To see keynotes from last year's Where 2.0, visit: http://where.blip.tv/#572250

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please email Yvonne Romaine

For media and promotional partner opportunities, please email Avila Reese

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